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Who run the world? Girls. (just kidding.)

Pre-reading, I thought: another gender-related text? a short text? I haven’t seen this in awhile. a short text WITH footnotes? cool, less reading, could prove to be beneficial when writing that essay… Post-reading: I felt that even though de Beauvoir advocates for different things than the last text we read, Wollstonecraft, there were many things […]

Dobby has no master, Dobby is a free elf!

So it’s late (or early?) and I should really be studying for a french midterm but I thought I’d get this out of the way. What I liked: the style that Fanon uses, with his integration of quotes from other texts and poems the language is actually understandable, unlike all the medical terms that Freud […]

Slightly Disturbed.

I don’t know if it was just me, but I felt a little disturbed quite frequently while reading this book. Especially when I read this: “I could not help smiling; for I was able to show her exactly a fortnight earlier she had read a piece of news that concerned be in the newspaper.” (112) […]

Gatsby, is that you?

Might I begin this blog post with this statement: Not too shabby Northanger Abbey. (Oh hey, that rhymed!) At first, not having read the summary on the back, I walked right into that thing without a clue of what to expect. Come to think of it, I’m still uncertain of the era I pictured the […]

The Carpentier Who Built the Kingdom (of this World)

I completely forgot that it was my week to blog. When I first read the title of Kingdom of this World, I didn’t know what to expect or to even like it as much as I did. The books we’ve been assigned for the past two weeks have probably been my favourite set so far. […]

Here We Go, Rousseau!

1. So, we have already established the symbolism of the over cover on A Discourse on Inequality in Crawford’s lecture, but that got me thinking, who are the people that are depicted on the more modern cover? What do the objects/other elements represent? 2. Rousseau seems to be able to formulate an entire argument surrounding […]

Black Is the New Devil

When I first started reading Leviathan, I had to reread the first lines a couple of times because they just went waaaayyyy over my head. Then, I fell into a trance like state and managed to make it through the rest of the text. I thought Leviathan was difficult to get through because I felt so […]

Discussion Questions

Miranda’s lecture today honestly covered a lot of the questions that were floating around my head while reading The Master and Margarita. Regardless, here are a few discussion questions. 1. I’m not sure if anyone picked up on this, but i noticed that there was the mention of several types of birds throughout the course […]

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